Proverbs 21:29
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New International Version
The wicked put up a bold front, but the upright give thought to their ways.

King James Bible
A wicked man hardeneth his face: but as for the upright, he directeth his way.

Darby Bible Translation
A wicked man hardeneth his face; but as for the upright, he establisheth his way.

World English Bible
A wicked man hardens his face; but as for the upright, he establishes his ways.

Young's Literal Translation
A wicked man hath hardened by his face, And the upright -- he prepareth his way.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He directeth his way - Instead of יכין yachin, he directeth, upwards of fifty of Kennicott's and De Rossi's MSS., several ancient editions with some of the versions, read יבין yabin, he understands; and because he understands his way, he is able to direct himself in walking in it.

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hardeneth

Proverbs 28:14 Happy is the man that fears always: but he that hardens his heart shall fall into mischief.

Proverbs 29:1 He, that being often reproved hardens his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.

Jeremiah 3:2,3 Lift up your eyes to the high places, and see where you have not been lien with. In the ways have you sat for them...

Jeremiah 5:3 O LORD, are not your eyes on the truth? you have stricken them, but they have not grieved; you have consumed them...

Jeremiah 8:12 Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? no, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush...

Jeremiah 44:16,17 As for the word that you have spoken to us in the name of the LORD, we will not listen to you...

he directeth

Proverbs 11:5 The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.

Psalm 119:59 I thought on my ways, and turned my feet to your testimonies.

Ezekiel 18:28 Because he considers, and turns away from all his transgressions that he has committed, he shall surely live, he shall not die.

Haggai 1:5,7 Now therefore thus said the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways...

Haggai 2:15,18,19 And now, I pray you, consider from this day and upward, from before a stone was laid on a stone in the temple of the LORD...

Luke 15:17,18 And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!...

1 Thessalonians 3:11 Now God himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way to you.

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Definition of Actual Grace
1. GENERAL NOTION OF GRACE.--The best way to arrive at a correct definition of actual grace is by the synthetic method. We therefore begin with the general notion of grace. Like "nature,"(3) grace (gratia, {GREEK SMALL LETTER CHI}{GREEK SMALL LETTER ALPHA WITH OXIA}{GREEK SMALL LETTER RHO}{GREEK SMALL LETTER IOTA}{GREEK SMALL LETTER FINAL SIGMA}) is a word of wide reach, used in a great variety of senses. Habert(4) enumerates no less than fourteen; which, however, may be reduced to four. a) Subjectively,
Joseph Pohle—Grace, Actual and Habitual

How the Slothful and the Hasty are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 16.) Differently to be admonished are the slothful and the hasty. For the former are to be persuaded not to lose, by putting it off, the good they have to do; but the latter are to be admonished lest, while they forestall the time of good deeds by inconsiderate haste, they change their meritorious character. To the slothful therefore it is to be intimated, that often, when we will not do at the right time what we can, before long, when we will, we cannot. For the very indolence of
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Proverbs
Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Psalm 119:5
Oh, that my ways were steadfast in obeying your decrees!

Proverbs 7:13
She took hold of him and kissed him and with a brazen face she said:

Proverbs 11:5
The righteousness of the blameless makes their paths straight, but the wicked are brought down by their own wickedness.

Ecclesiastes 8:1
Who is like the wise? Who knows the explanation of things? A person's wisdom brightens their face and changes its hard appearance.

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